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33 Resistance Band Exercises You Can Do Literally Anywhere

Rock out with the band! Resistance bands are a great addition to any strength training routine or rehabilitation program and come in a variety of sizes, lengths, and strengths.  This portable exercise equipment is also easily stored, making it perfect for home use,...

Finding the Inner Athlete

Kathy Aldridge, 45, still remembers that moment in ninth-grade P.E. when the teacher weighed and measured everyone in front of the whole class. At age 15, Aldridge was 5 foot 9 and 150 lb. “I thought I was obese,” Aldridge said, “because all my friends were like these...

21 Best Ways to Prevent and Cure Sore Muscles

Your muscles make every pull up, press, jump, crunch, run, squat, and curl possible. But after a brutal workout, taking a single step can feel like the greatest form of punishment. That's because vigorous exercise causes small tears in muscle fibers, leading to an...

Skirt Steak & Arugula Salad

Ingredients: 2-3 pound skirt steak (plan on roughly half pound per person) Marinade meat for up to 12 hours Steak Marinade: 1 tablespoon olive oil 6 garlic cloves minced 2 shallots chopped 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar The juice of...

The Beginner’s Guide to Whole30

If you’re looking for a plan that will get your ass into gear in the beginning of the year... Here’s what we’ll be attempting doing: the Whole30 program. What’s the Whole30? Whole30 is a 30-day (duh) clean-eating plan designed to clean up your eating habits by cutting...

The Thin Red Line of Fitness

If you’ve spent any time at a CrossFit box, you’ve seen it happen. It might have even happened to you. Usually, it’s painful to watch. Often, it’s unnecessary, avoidable. And always, it’s self-inflicted. The Fly and Die, the Crash and Burn, the Red Line—all usually...

Working Out to Prevent Illness During Flu Season

How exercise helps boosts the bodies defenses. Ingrid Ozols Perdue runs several miles a week, lifts weights, cycles, does Pilates and even gets in an occasional kickboxing workout — a regimen she credits with keeping her free of colds and the flu. “I really haven’t...

Hearty Vegetable Soup

Nothing tastes better in cold rainy weather than a nice big bowl of soup! Ingredients: 1 container low-sodium vegetable broth 1 can diced tomatoes 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 can kidney beans 1 can low-sodium green beans 4-5 stalks of celery, diced 1 cup red cabbage,...

Consistency Before Intensity

I relish the feeling of using all my strength and power until I’m spent. My favorite boulder problems—short, intense series of climbing moves—are the ones that demand everything I have but let me just sneak by successfully—the climbing equivalent of a one-rep max. But...

The Scoop and the Second Pull

Olympic weightlifters have been found to have higher vertical leaps and quicker 25-meter sprint times than any other athletes, including Olympic high-jumpers and sprinters. The technical explanation for this is that the weightlifters have better “speed strength” than...

Turkey-Quinoa Meatballs

Ingredients: 1 pound 99% lean ground turkey breast 1 pound 93% lean ground turkey 1 cup cooked quinoa (cooked in chicken broth) 1 medium yellow onion, diced 6 garlic cloves 1 cup chopped spinach leaves 1 large egg, whisked 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce ¼ teaspoon...

19 New Year’s Eve Appetizers That Leave Room for the Champagne

New Year’s Day is often a time to kick-start healthy habits and kiss those less-than-stellar ones goodbye. From eating Whole30 to dry January to digital detoxes, January 1 is commonly a day of fresh starts and clean living. New Year’s Eve, on the other hand, not so...

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